Tacis

Name
Tacis

Position
Regional Director

Location
West Sussex

Big Business Experience

BT Plc

Siemens Plc

Small Business Experience

TVMobili Ltd

Springboard mentors Cambridge

Summary

Working with Universities and Industry to scale SME’s and I have led various Government funded Innovation demonstrators.

Building strong relationships at C level and engaging in co-creation with clients from Government, technology mainly SME’s and industry disruptors. Delivered to date more than £258 million in Innovation projects.

I enjoyed mentoring SME’s at the Springboard Start Up and Scale up accelerator in Cambridge and I have participated in shaping the plans for many start-ups from their strategy, go to market, emerging market entry and new product development. Participated in hackathons at Greenwich Peninsula, L39 and Singapore fest.

The majority of my work revolves around business development and income generation. especially increasing EBITDA. This requires a clear vision, strong business ethics, coaching a strong team and excellent networking. Regularly accompanied the UK Government in trade missions and I was involved in the early work to shape the UK Industrial Strategy and remains an assessor for Innovate UK and a board advisor to the European Space Agency and Innovation Radar of the H2020 investment arm.

Qualifications

Masters in European Marketing – Bucks University

Postgraduate in Management Studies – University of Portsmouth

Chartered Institute of Marketing and CAM Diploma MR, PR and Marketing

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Extensive Telecommunications ( mobile comms, Smart Cities, and IoT) experience
  • Experience in start-up, SME and Corporate environments.
  • Experience in Utilities restructuring and M&A with transformation to renewables and connected home environments
  • Turnaround and growth experience particularly in Emerging Markets and New technologies.
  • I have Strategic Consultancy and Advanced Analytics experience globally.
  • SME acceleration and mentoring UK, Holland, Singapore and China.
  • Board Advisor experience UK, Portugal and Singapore.

Experience

Global responsibility for Strategic Advisory and project creation in Smart Cities, Energy, Transport and IoT. C-Level engagement in various high value projects. Generation of new £48 mill innovative Smart Energy, IoT and Mobility projects.

Established opportunities for Siemens Connected Communities. Smart Cities, Electric vehicles and Smart City platform applications, M2M solutions for Water and Energy. Innovation and SME engagement with BIS, Innovate UK, Oxford, Cambridge University, TechUK, Level 39 and Greenwich Peninsula.

Worked closely with IBM, PwC, Philips, Samsung, McLaren, and Huawei. Mentor at Springboard in Cambridge and Apple seed in Singapore.

Capture of automated data from sensors and predictive decision making for Smart Cities.

Full Profit and Loss responsibility for the Tech Sector Globally, establishing strategic direction for strong global practice and was part of the Global Board.

Executed the successful integration of 2 business units into a single Technology Sector

Achieved the growth and P&L for the Global Wireless Sector, recruiting and training staff in USA, Europe, Asia/Pacific, forming a strong global team.  Grew the Advanced Analytics business in EMEA and USA in the Technology Sector

Global Product Line responsibility for ATMs and worked closely with NatWest, Halifax, Philips, Diebold and many others. Liaison with Engineering and Sales Globally.